Assessment of independent risk factors of acute pancreatitis


  • Vijaykumar C. Bada Department of Surgical Gastroenterology and Robotic Sciences, KIMS Hospitals, Kondapur, Hyderabad, India



Acute pancreatitis, Alcoholism, Hypertension


Background: Acute pancreatitis (AP) is a sudden inflammatory condition of the pancreas. The present study recorded independent risk factors of acute pancreatitis.

Methods: The present study was conducted on 50 patients of acute pancreatitis of both genders. A detailed general and systemic examination was done in all patients. History of smoking, alcoholism, hypertension, weight, obesity and diabetes was taken.

Results: Out of 50 patients, males were 45 and females were 5. There was history of smoking in 20 patients, alcoholism in 15, weight >70 kg in 38, hypertension in 10, diabetes in 24 patients and obesity in 12 patients. The difference found to be significant (p<0.05).

Conclusions: Authors found that smoking, alcoholism, hypertension, diabetes, weight >70 kg and obesity as independent risk factors of acute pancreatitis.


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